Russian Deputy FM receives co-chairmen of Geneva discussions on security in Caucasus
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 16 / Trend /
The State Secretary and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin received co-chairmen of the Geneva discussions on security and stability in the Caucasus - EU Special Representative Pierre Morel, a representative of the UN Anti Turunen and Special Envoy of the OSCE Representative Giedrius Cekuolis, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
During the meeting they discussed the security situation on the borders of Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Georgia. They analyzed the mechanisms for preventing and responding to the incidents in the region, the report said. The Russian side expressed concern about the actions of the Georgian special services in the border areas, the website said.
Military actions were launched in the unrecognized republic of South Ossetia in August 2008. Georgian troops entered Tskhinvali, the capital of South Ossetia and later Russian troops occupied the city and drove the Georgian military back to Georgia. Russia recognized the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia on Aug. 26 and established diplomatic relations with them on Sept. 9, 2008.